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J-Term: Slavery as a Sociotechnical System

Students in Kathryn Neeley’s January Term, or J-Term, course studied historical narratives about slavery to understand its evolution, legacy effects, and relevance today. Neeley is an associate professor in the Science, Technology & Society Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Lifetime Learning is pleased to share a […]

J-Term: Economic Sanctions and Foreign Policy

Students used their advocacy and negotiation skills to understand key lessons of Andrew Hayashi’s January Term, or J-Term, course on the use of economic power to pursue foreign policy goals. Hayashi is the Class of 1948 Professor of Scholarly Research in Law and director, Virginia Center for Tax Law at the University of Virginia‘s School […]

J-Term: Virginia and the Constitution

“I believe that constitutions are shaped by context—by history, tradition, culture, and politics,” explains A.E. Dick Howard, Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia‘s School of Law. Howard’s January Term, or J-Term, course gave students the chance to study constitutionalism “through the lens of a distinctive place.” Lifetime Learning is pleased […]

J-Term: Gender in Sport and Film–Capturing a “Moment of Folly”?

Over ten days of studying films in January Term, or J-Term, Bonnie Hagerman and her students considered issues of representation and empowerment of women in sport. Hagerman is the director of undergraduate programs and assistant professor in the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at […]

J-Term: Leadership in Athletics

While most UVA students enjoyed a two-month winter break before beginning the spring semester, some attended classes remotely during January Term, or “J-Term.” Lifetime Learning is pleased to share a series of UVA faculty reflections on 2021 J-Term experiences. Read more on Thoughts From the Lawn.           University of Virginia‘s James […]

Selfies Now & Then

  Happy National Selfie Day! We are republishing a blog by Lisa Spaar, University of Virginia Horace W Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor of Creative Writing. See other J-Term blogs here and post your favorite UVA selfie to our Facebook page to celebrate!   One of the most rewarding settings in which I teach my course […]

J-Term: Gender-Based Violence

  This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Lisa Speidel, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies faculty. See the other J-Term blogs here.     January 2017 marked the fourth January that I had the honor of teaching the J-term course Gender-Based Violence. I have taught many different kinds of classes in […]

J-Term: Human Rights and the Refugee Crisis

  This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Laura Alexander, Career Counselor in the Office of University Career Services and J-Term Instructor. See the other J-Term blogs here.       Over the course of two weeks in January – including one snowy Saturday when instructor-provided donuts were not a luxury […]

J-Term: Selfies Now & Then

  This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Lisa Spaar, University of Virginia Horace W Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor of Creative Writing. See a full list of her works here. See the other J-Term blogs here.         One of the most rewarding settings in which I teach my […]

J-Term: Criminal Minds

This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Lucy Guarnera, J-Term Instructor in Clinical Psychology. See the other J-Term blogs here. I love teaching “Criminal Minds: The Science of Modern Forensic Psychology,” a course I first taught in Fall 2015 and adapted for J-term in January 2017. Students come into the class […]